The 'Mom Cave'

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Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

It's new, it's fun, and it's strictly personal!

Now that the "man cave" has become an established custom in homes, women have taken the cue to establish a spot of their own. Forget men's huge TVs, theater chairs and eating spots, where they do manly, messy, sporting things. A woman's personal place is entirely different.

Whether it was formerly a guest room, a place next to the family room in the basement, or any unused space, the "mom cave" is generally filled with personal mementos and comfort items. It's a room they can call their own.mom cave

Many women, not just moms, are taking over a space in their homes and turning it into a haven where they can relax and pursue personal interests. Decorators are applauding the trend.

Here's what's needed to create the cave: A place to sit, storage space, an area to do what they want to do, such as scrapbooking, and space for occasional visitors. The walls can be decorated with old or new photographs in fun frames, and bright wall colors or fancy wallpaper served as a background.

New York designer Elaine Griffin embraces the concept and recently partnered with Homegoods in Manhattan to show the new decor and space suggestions. She says the mom cave is where a woman, who nurtures everyone else, goes to nurture herself.

Griffin loves color. She says mom caves should be fun, feminine and highly personalized. They should include a reading place, probably with a nice throw on the arm of a chair, or a chaise lounge, a bookcase painted in a bright color, a fancy area rug, and maybe boxes of brightly-colored file folders and lamp shades that reflect a woman's tastes.

If they don't have a whole room, Griffin suggests taking over a spot, such as under a stair landing, for a sanctuary using narrow console tables, a rug and armchairs. Or part of the family room or dining room could be captured for their own.

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Rainmaker
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Fred Hernden, CMI
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Wait a minute... I thought that every other room in the house other than the "Man Cave" was the Mom cave... LOL, NO?

Feb 26, 2011 01:32 AM #2
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Nancy Fraser
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Gabe, what a fabulous idea, love it. Happy selling in Stuart, FL

Feb 26, 2011 01:50 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Gabe, I think the idea of the "Mom Cave" is a great one. Mothers need a place to rest, relax and unwind!  Great concept! 

Feb 26, 2011 04:18 AM #4
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The "Mom Cave" at our house has scrap booking stuff, a computer and one good lock on the door - lol (If it could only have been soundproofed, she would it would have been perfect!)

Feb 27, 2011 02:41 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

Jul 20, 2015 05:40 AM #6
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Hi Valerie, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Apr 10, 2018 07:09 AM #7
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Hi Fred, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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Hi Nancy, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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Hi Sandy, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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Hi Respect Realty, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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